ROXBURY — An exhibition titled Visions of the Roxbury Land Trust featuring the work of 50 local artists will include the sale of specially created, thematic art works, and open with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 11, Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. The exhibition is a fundraiser benefiting the Roxbury Land Trust and Minor Memorial Library and will be on display until October 23.
All of the artists displaying their works reside in northwest Connecticut and their art reflects each individual’s interest in and appreciation for the countryside protected by the Roxbury Land Trust.
Each artist has exhibited works in the area and state-wide.
Some have also exhibited in galleries in New York as well as in galleries abroad.
Inspired by the natural beauty found on these more than 3,800 protected acres of fields, woodlands and waterways, they have created two-dimensional pieces using oils, pen and ink, acrylics and watercolors.
Scenes depict bucolic farm fields, sweeping vistas and meandering streams.
Exhibiting artists include Tricia Anderson, Melody Asbury, Theresa Bates, Carrie Beckmann, Barry Blitt, Souby Boski, Lauren Booth, Carol Brightman-Johnson, Harriet Carew, Candy DeMann, Liz Dexheimer, Phil DeVries, Marsha Doran, Diane Dubreuil, Diane Dupuis, Maryellen Furse, Vincent Giarrano, Jan Grody, Ruth Jaffe, Katherine Keltner, Nancy Lasar, Robert Lenz, Kathleen L’Hommedieu, Carroll MacDonald, Elizabeth MacDonald, Didier Malaquin, Meg Marden, Georgette Miller, Susan Monserud, Ed Muszala, Jean O’Reilly, Michael Patterson, Nancy Pistone, Ann Quackenbos, Hitchy Rahilly, Rebecca Rosow, Kit Sagendorf, Katie Re Scheidt, Karen Simmons, Ric Sonder, James Stanton, Billy Steers, Phil Stone, Diana Swoyer, Kim Tester, Wendy Walker, Erin Walrath, Linda West, Jim Worth and Tom Yost.
More than two years in the making, the art show was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Roxbury Land Trust in 2020 but the event was postponed due to the pandemic.
Attendees at the exhibition will be required to wear masks inside the gallery.
Established in 1970, the Roxbury Land Trust preserves 3,865 acres of farmland, woodlands, watercourses, wetlands and open space in Roxbury and neighboring communities.
The Roxbury Land Trust maintains 32 preserves with more than 30 miles of hiking trails and three active farms, as well as offers a wide range of educational programs.
The land trust relies on donations, grants, member support, and gifts of land to pursue its mission and more information, including maps, is available at www.roxburylandtrust.org.